I am sure you have probably heard there are 2 main ways to achieve this goal; you either Eat Less, or Move More. So which one of these is the most effective way to lose weight and get healthy? I present the contenders for your weight-loss attention…
Desserts are a delicious and fun part of life. Many family gatherings, parties and functions have amazing desserts to partake of. And what's summer without a scoop of ice cream to beat the heat?
Unless...you start working towards a fat loss goal. Then dessert becomes the enemy that pops up at birthday parties and get-togethers in the forms of cake, cookies, cupcakes and candy, tempting you to give in.
Our kids are eating too much junk. And who can blame them? Junk food tastes great, and it is readily available everywhere. (Don't have kids? You can still keep reading because this goes for most adults as well ?)
The good news is that healthy food can also tastes great, we just need to help our kids realize that.
In today’s fast paced world Americans as a whole consume almost 50% of our daily calories away from home. These less-than-wholesome calories are not only accumulating around our waists and making us sick, but they area also draining our bank accounts.
Many of my clients have asked for a magical tip to stick with their exercise plan, and I found the solution in an unlikely place: from the mind of Jerry Seinfeld.
It happens to the best of us. A moment in your life when you realize that you’ve let yourself go, and you need to get back on track.
The next thought after this realization is to immediately go on a diet and start a strict new workout regimen. But as quickly as this thought enters your mind, so does the doubt of many failed attempts in the past.
The final thought in this sequence is despair as you wonder, "why bother?" This diet is going to fail, just like past diets have, leaving you discouraged yet again.
It’s time to leave this viscous cycle behind. The best way to do this is to change your thinking, and never diet again! That’s right. The best way to create a lasting change in your health is to promise yourself, right now, that you will never go on another diet…EVER!
On May 27, 2016, the FDA published the final rules for the new Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods to reflect new scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases such as obesity and heart disease. The new label will make it easier for consumers to make better informed food choices.
Added sugar is hiding in 74% of packaged foods
We tend to think that added sugar is mainly found in desserts like cookies and cakes, but it's also found in many savory and foods, such as bread and pasta sauce. And some foods promoted as "natural" or "healthy", claiming "Whole Grains", "Real Fruit" and "No High-Frusctose Corn Syrup"are laden with added sugars, compounding the confusion.
Added sugar is the single worst ingredient in the modern diet.
It can have harmful effects on metabolism and contribute to all sorts of diseases.
Here are 10 disturbing reasons why you should avoid added sugar like the plague.
A few small changes to your habits can mean big results...if you actually take the steps, and time, to make them.
Trying to lose weight by going on a crash diet is like walking into a gunfight with a sharp stick. You might make a little dent, but in the end, you'll do yourself more harm than good.
By UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity
Residents of one Maryland county bought fewer sugary drinks after a campaign to reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages that included policy changes and public health outreach efforts, according to a new study from the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut.
By now you are probably aware that the term, eat clean, has nothing to do with washing your food and has everything to do with eating in a way that promotes a healthier lifestyle, and in turn, fat loss.
While it may sound simple enough, it’s pretty challenging to stick with a clean eating plan, especially when you are initially starting out. Although....I suppose if it were easy then everyone would be lean and confident about their body.
So what’s the secret to long-term, clean eating success? Here it is…
By: Arlene Semeco, MS, RD
Athletes and fitness enthusiasts are always looking for ways to improve their performance and achieve their goals.
Good nutrition can help your body perform better and recover faster after each workout.
Optimal nutrient intake prior to exercise will not only help you maximize your performance but also minimize muscle damage (1).
This is a detailed guide to pre-workout nutrition. It contains everything you need to know.
These days you can find a "hack" for everything. There are life hacks (like packing Christmas ornaments in empty egg cartons), food hacks (like placing a handful of cherry tomatoes between two plates and using a knife to halve them all in one fell swoop), and as I'll share with you today, fat loss hacks.
Fat loss hacks are ways of doing everyday things, like eating, in a way that promotes fat loss and blocks fat storage. Sounds pretty great, right?! Here are my 8 most effective Fat Burning Hacks...
Industry-funded research sought to discredit links between sugar and heart disease...more than half a century ago.
One of the questions I am most frequently asked as a fitness professional, especially now that it is swimsuit season is, “How can I get great abs?” You may have pondered this exact same question at some time or another within the last few months.
However, I have to be honest and tell you that doing hundreds of crunches every day trying to get abs before your vacation next week won't work. More simply, crunches alone won’t give you a six pack.
It's time to face the hard facts. The extra pounds you're carrying are due to your overeating habits - plain and simple. Too many calories in, and not enough out leads to weight gain. But why are you overeating? And how can you be more mindful of this and stop it?
Fat can show up in all sorts of places. It can strain the seat of a pair of jeans, hang over a belt, or make a wedding ring nearly impossible to remove. In these thin-conscious times, many people worry about every extra ripple and bulge, no matter where it shows up. Doctors, however, see things differently. When it comes to your health, there's one place where fat is especially dangerous.
You’ve considered it for weeks, months, years even. And now is the time that you’ve decided to make a change and go on that diet. But don’t just dive in feet first.
First of all, as I have suggested numerous times in the past, an actual "diet" isn't the best way to go. But rather, you need to create, sustainable healthy habits that become a part of your lifestyle. Let's take a long, hard look at this diet you’re considering, and answer five questions before proceeding. Only then can you be sure of whether or not this new "diet" will end in failure.
If you’re finally ready to reduce your body fat, you can’t go about it haphazardly. You’ll have to drop the anything-goes attitude and adhere to seven rules that will make your fat-burning attempts a wild success.
What are those rules? Check them out.
There are hundreds of diets, both legit and fads, that make figuring out a diet program a daunting task. However, by following these 5 simple numbers, health and weight loss is right around the corner.
It's happened to most of us. That moment in time we have finally had enough and decide something needs to change. Maybe it happened when you were on the scale and realized you need to lose weight. Perhaps you were looking in the mirror and decided you want to put on muscle. Or maybe you were just tired of being tired and no longer wanted to get winded playing with your kids.
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